Walk and tea to help Parkinson’s UK

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Walkers across Hertfordshire are being invited to take part in a new event, Walk for Parkinson’s.

The Walk for Parkinson’s – Knebworth House will take place on Sunday, October 4, at 11am within the stunning 250-acres of parkland on the estate, raising funds for Parkinson’s UK.

The event is designed for walkers of all ages and abilities, and is an ideal opportunity to take a stroll and enjoy a great day out with friends and family. Walkers can choose from a 3 or 6.5-mile distance.

The charity is also raising vital funds on the day through an afternoon tea.

Michelle Henderson, Regional Fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK in Eastern England, explains: “We are delighted to be hosting a Walk for Parkinson’s event at Knebworth House.

“Knebworth House is a stunning venue inside and out, which has allowed us to run two fundraisers on the same day – a walk and an afternoon tea.

“The afternoon tea is open to anyone, you don’t have to walk first but walkers can certainly join us after the walk to celebrate their achievement.

“The funds raised from the Walk for Parkinson’s – Knebworth House will make a real difference to our work to improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. I would encourage everyone in Hertfordshire to walk or dine with us to help find a cure.”

For the walk, there is no minimum sponsorship required to take part, but the charity is asking walkers to aim to raise at least £50.

The walk is one in a series of 25 Walk for Parkinson’s events taking place this year across the UK and Parkinson’s UK is hoping to raise over £250,000 from the series.

The entry fee is £10 for adults, £5 for under 16s. All walkers will receive a fundraising pack with tips and advice, sponsorship forms and an exclusive T-shirt to wear on the day.

The afternoon tea costs £15 per adult and £10 per child under 13.

For more detailis and to sign up, visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/walkknebworth or call 0207 963 9367.

For details of remaining Walks for Parkinson’s events during 2015 email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk